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SOURCE:   Almanac of Modern Science and Education. Tambov: Gramota, 2016. № 1. P. 110-112.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Historical Sciences and Archeology
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ON THE ISSUE OF DATING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT CULT IN THE GREEK TOWNS OF ASIA MINOR

Kholod Maksim Mikhailovich
Saint Petersburg State University


Abstract. The article discusses the dating of Alexander the Great cult in the Greek towns of Asia Minor (the shore and neighbouring islands). The author argues that in most of the well-known (or supposed) cases Alexander cult was established not just during his lifetime but, most likely, in 324-323 B.C., when, shortly before the death of the Macedonian monarch, the idea of his worshipping during the lifetime became to be implemented in the Greek world. At the same time, according to the author, it is probable that such cult was established in this period by no means in all the Greek towns of Asia Minor but in some of them.
Key words and phrases: культ правителя, обожествление, эллинизм, Александр Великий, греческие города Малой Азии, cult of a ruler, worshipping, Hellenism, Alexander the Great, Greek towns of Asia Minor.
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